Now that I have your attention, this is about the size of your…book. Based on an actual case study, one of our customers sent us the specs of his new book and asked us for a quote.
He gave us the size, number of pages, type of paper, finish, binding type and the file.
We sent him a quote based on two book sizes. He called back and was impressed with the quoted price of his 6″ x 9″ book. That was great. I then asked if he noticed the quote right next to it for a 5 3/8″ x 8 3/8″ book. He said that he did not pay attention to it and asked if that was an option for him. I told him, only if you want to save $800.
Most self-publishers are familiar with the 6″x9″ book size. What they don’t realize is that a fraction of an inch smaller and they can save a lot of money. The great thing is because the size difference is so small, there rarely is a need for the book to be re-formatted.
So, size does matter if you want to save some money without giving up quality!